Richard Morse

by Jon Ponder

Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations

Richard Morse joined Carnival Cruise Line as the company’s senior vice president of hotel operations in January 2016. In this capacity, Morse is responsible for all guest-facing aspects of the Carnival vacation experience, including entertainment, culinary and dining, beverage, housekeeping, and guest services and logistics.

Morse is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in the hotel and resort industry. Prior to joining Carnival, Morse spent 36 years at Marriott International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, and served as general manager of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor in Maryland.

In addition to on-property experience, which included management positions at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square and the Renaissance Miami Biscayne properties, Morse served as regional vice president of Renaissance Hotels for the eastern U.S. and area vice president for Marriott’s Select Service and Extended Stay properties in the eastern U.S.

Morse earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.